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Faith Formation and Fear of Shame


‘Given what we know about the falling away in church attendance of teenagers, ongoing for over a decade – as well as the availability of our school-going teenagers for research that would probe the reasons for this – what research has been sponsored, or is currently projected, by the Irish Bishops’ Conference on this issue?’

This emailed query from me to the ‘Contact’ address of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference on 1 December, 2016 had not received a response by the time of writing this (1 May, 2017).